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23 minutes ago, SilentH said:

That’s been my experience as well until recently.

Not too worried.  The package has been sitting in San Francisco for four days.

4540 yen.

maybe it was bumped due to the protest on Friday.  .. If it's in San Francisco then their DHL Express ServicePoint is at 401 23rd St which closes at 8pm.

you can check and go pick it up if needed if you live in SF or close by. 

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42 minutes ago, SilentH said:

 

4540 yen.

That's quite reasonable.

Exchange rate says that's $282.99 with shipping. How close did you get to that after fees/conversion stuff?

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So after messing with this forever this is as close as I could get. I cheated anime magic as much as I could. And for those playing at home I don't like the head lasers pointing forward. Couldn't do it. Well, I did it. I couldn't live with it.:D Now the question is what to do with the other Skull Squadron Valks on the shelf. They look pretty boring just standing there.:unknw:

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The money shot

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One second before the money shot

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2 hours ago, F360 said:

maybe it was bumped due to the protest on Friday.  .. If it's in San Francisco then their DHL Express ServicePoint is at 401 23rd St which closes at 8pm.

you can check and go pick it up if needed if you live in SF or close by. 

Forgot about the protest last Friday.  The delivery is now scheduled for tomorrow.

2 hours ago, sqidd said:

That's quite reasonable.

Exchange rate says that's $282.99 with shipping. How close did you get to that after fees/conversion stuff?

My Mandarake order for Max was $261 total including DHL.  My jungle order is still pending.

 

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25 minutes ago, jenius said:

This was my effort

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Nice. I just demonstrated what I missed/screwed up. I didn't have him vertival enough. I just made some adjustments. Thanks!

Below is the DYRL/Skull Squad shelf in its entirety. For now. I have a naked VF-1S Max that's going where the VF-1A Hikaru is in Fighter mode. The Hikaru 1A is going behind the CF next to Kakazaki. Eventually all of these will be DX's. By December I think.8)

Note the Yammies with DX hands.;)

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On 9/27/2020 at 10:24 PM, nightmareB4macross said:

Just wait until you get the dreaded “if you select a better shipping options and pay more we will get it to you,” bullsh^t. Then turn around and send nothing.

Honestly, they’re lack of customer focus has really turned me away from buying anything from their shop.

NY has never let me down. They might not be the fastest, but they have never let me down.

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Collapse the gunpod so you can tuck it in for a more realistic pose, almost as if the head is looking down the sights.PB083717.thumb.JPG.690ab529edb01bd1f14e522b99db61d9.JPG

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Can almost get a proper a cheek weld.

 

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5 hours ago, sqidd said:

I'd love to be able to do this with a DX. Needs HMR style baby wings.

I would prefer a proper ab-cruch and double-jointed knees, instead of faking the wings.

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55 minutes ago, lechuck said:

I would prefer a proper ab-cruch and double-jointed knees, instead of faking the wings.

It will still need baby wings.

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Retractable wings to be designed and incorporated for upcoming DX's Bandai B)). Ab-crunching Valkyries would be awesome. They can build in a pullout metal joint where the nose cone meets the cockpit at the rotation point!

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These things need a GERWALK-like joint for the knee or something so that the knee could extend and curve in to allow for the leg to bend at the knee greater than the roughly 90 degrees the transformable VF-1 toys from Arcadia and Bandai allow.

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Pain aside of dealing with NY and UPS woeful shipping I'm absolutely loving the Kakizaki variant! Shame about the "210" tampo stuff up but it doesn't bother me too much as everything else seems ok.

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4 minutes ago, Guyffon said:

Haha, pic or it didnt happen

He ate the steaks and drank the beer as soon as I opened the box.:unknw:

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9 hours ago, borgified said:

Anyone still need?

DX VF-1s Hikaru for 28k yen (unopened package damaged)

https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1124877545&ref=list&keyword=マクロス&lang=en

Sqidd still has one for sale in the FS section for about $20 cheaper when shipping is taken into account.

 

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3 hours ago, mantisfists said:

Squidd still has one for sale in the FS section for about $20 cheaper when shipping is taken into account.

 

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9 hours ago, mantisfists said:

Sqidd still has one for sale in the FS section for about $20 cheaper when shipping is taken into account.

 

 

5 hours ago, sqidd said:

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Plus its within the CONUS and you don't have to deal with the shipping from Japan (which is very limited and only by DHL). 

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17 minutes ago, mantisfists said:

It's saying something when the Mandarake 1S is still available 12hrs later.  I'm surprised Sqidd's is still available, too. 

I have/had four. One left. Maybe. I have someone sniffing around right now.;)

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19 hours ago, Guyffon said:

Is the kakizaki pilot figure chubbier than normal?

Yes the pilots for the movie versions are a bit chunkier and look and fit way better in the cockpit. I'm hoping they fix the tiny pilot issue for the TV versions.. they look like they took them from the 1/60 toys..

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1 hour ago, spanner said:

Yes the pilots for the movie versions are a bit chunkier and look and fit way better in the cockpit. I'm hoping they fix the tiny pilot issue for the TV versions.. they look like they took them from the 1/60 toys..

I mean compared to the hikkie pilot in the VF-1S, I was wondering if they used the same mold or they actually made an effort to make him chunkier, just curious thats all, since they made a difference between TV Roy n the rest of the TV pilots

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7 minutes ago, Guyffon said:

I mean compared to the hikkie pilot in the VF-1S, I was wondering if they used the same mold or they actually made an effort to make him chunkier, just curious thats all, since they made a difference between TV Roy n the rest of the TV pilots

Oh I see . I didn't look that closely at them. Just figured it was the same as the other Movie version pilots.

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